Stop China from Detaining Another 3 Million Uyghurs

Stop China from Detaining Another 3 Million Uyghurs

Torchlight Uyghur Group

November 10, 2019

On or around Oct. 26, 2019, the Chinese government started a new round of large-scale detention of the Uyghur people in East Turkestan (aka Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region).  This is the third round of the similar kind “Strike Hard” campaigns. The previous two campaigns started from Urumchi, the capital city of East Turkestan, and expanded from there to the southern and the northern parts of the Uyghur homeland—East Turkestan. But this time it started from the southern prefectures of Hotan and Kashgar. We have learned that the government has planned to arrest additional 3 million Uyghurs this time.

Uyghur Torchlight Group posted a petition to Change.Org on Jan. 20, 2018, stating that the Chinese government had locked up more than one million Uyghurs in Nazi-style concentration camps [1]. A Guardian report published on Jan. 25, 2019, said the following [2]:

(Quote) Maya Wang, a Human Rights Watch campaigner who wrote a recent report on the camps, said the figures cited by RFA were credible although growing levels of repression in Xinjiang meant reliable numbers were impossible to ascertain. Estimates of the total number of people who have spent time in such centres in Xinjiang, which has a population of about 22 million, ran as high as 800,000, Wang added. “It’s just like a black hole which people are added to and don’t get out of.” (End of quote)

The detention of the Uyghurs by the CCP has been intensified since then, but the western reporters and some western government officials are mostly using phrases like “more than one million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims have been detained” in reports, speeches and government documents. Apparently this number is very outdated. The actual number of the Uyghurs detained so far exceeds 5 million, according to the estimates of several Uyghur scholars living abroad. They have come to this conclusion based on the information they have obtained directly from our homeland.

The Chinese government has thus far arrested the Uyghurs based on the following 4 categories:

1)      Based on the information forcefully obtained from the Uyghurs using a “Personal Data Collection Form” [3]

2)      DNA and other biological data

3)      People living in Urumchi but have “hu kou” (residence registration card) in somewhere else

4)      People who prepared, or taught, or studied the Uyghur language textbooks categorized by the government to have “strong national feelings and problematic Uyghur literature contents”

Personal Data Collection Form: The government reported that in 2015 the total number of the Uyghur population in China is 11.3 million, and average size of Uyghur family is 4.01 people per family [4].  They arrested all the Uyghurs who met one or more criteria listed in a “Lookup Table”:

(1) 15 – 55 years of age

(2) Belong to Uyghur ethnicity

(3) unemployed

(4) have passports

(5) pray everyday

(6) possess religious knowledge

(7) have been in one of the 26 countries designated by the CCP

(8) have been abroad

(9) have kids who quit schools

(10) have cars

Almost all of the Uyghur families have at least one person who meets one of the above 10 conditions. If we assume there are 1.5 qualified members per Uyghur family, 4,238,100 Uyghurs would have been arrested.  If we assume there are 2 qualified members per family, 5,650,800 Uyghurs would have been arrested. Indeed, a person tweeted a screenshot of a Chinese police computer dated March 15, 2017 [5] and it reveals that there are 4.476 million people in a “special category of people” (???), and among them 4.46 millions are Uyghurs. The same source stated that all of those people will definitely end up in concentration camps.

DNA and other biological data: There is enough information on this subject in Ref. [6]. We have learned recently that the Chinese government has decided to apply an ancient Chinese punishment rule called “the rule of implicative punishment” (???) to the Uyghur people. Under this rule, if one person was suspected as problematic by the CCP, then all the extended members of his or her family will also be suspected as problematic so that the CCP will put all of them into concentration camps or jails.  We believe the CCP will use Uyghurs’ DNA data for this purpose as well to identify all of the relatives of the current Uyghur victims.

Non-permanent residents of Urumchi:  There were several hundreds of thousands of non-permanent Uyghur residents in Urumchi before 2017, and the CCP made them disappear in a very short period of time. It was originally thought that they were returned to where they came from. But we learned recently that they were all sent to concentration camps and prisons—They had never returned to their hometowns.

The Uyghurs related to some Uyghur textbooks: The CCP has arrested many Uyghurs, including most of the Uyghur elites or “influential Uyghurs” using some Uyghur textbooks as an excuse [7].  They have decided to extend the scope of such arrests now so that no one “criminal” will be missed. The targets are the school officials, the teachers and the students who have something to do with those “problematic textbooks”. We believe most of the additional 3 plus million Uyghurs to be arrested will come from this category.

During the last half a year or so, the CCP made rooms for these new 3 plus million detainees, by moving part of the concentration camp detainees to prisons and adjacent factories in East Turkestan, and also moving part of them to secret prisons in Han provinces. We believe the recent video emerged on YouTube showing hundreds of blindfolded and shackled Uyghur “prisoners” in East Turkestan are in fact concentration camp detainees selected for human organ sales and being transported to Han provinces [8]. That is the reason why the men in the video are all young, strong men. We have learned that the CCP has decided to kill entire older generations of the Uyghurs in prisons, concentration camps and slave-labor factories, and convert the younger two generations of Uyghurs into Han Chinese, moving them all to Han provinces, giving them full Han identities, and never allowing them to see their parents or returning to East Turkestan again. We will provide more information about that in the upcoming publications.

History indeed repeats itself. What had happened to the Jews in the Holocaust during the WWII is now happening to the Uyghurs, and the world has ignored all the signs, exposures, direct proofs and warnings to date.

Please help us stop China from fully implementing their “final solutions” on the Uyghurs, from killing most of the Uyghurs who have been living in East Turkestan for centuries.


[1] China: Release the 1 Million Uyghurs Detained in Nazi-Style Concentration Camps

[2] China ‘holding at least 120,000 Uighurs in re-education camps’

[3] Personal data collection form

[4] “The Uyghurs”, an online monthly journal, vol. Sep-Oct., Page 65


[6] China: Stop Collecting DNA from Entire Uyghur Population

[7] China: Release the Thousands of Uyghur Prisoners of Influence

[8] Vision emerges of blindfolded and shackled prisoners in China

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Stop China from Detaining Another 3 Million Uyghurs

Torchlight Uyghur Group

November 10, 2019

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